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D. T. Suzuki Museum, Kanazawa

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Explore peaceful and thoughtfully designed spaces while becoming acquainted with a world-renowned Buddhist philosopher at D. T. Suzuki Museum. In a modern and minimalist setting conceived by architect Taniguchi Yoshio, explore the work and philosophies of Suzuki, who was instrumental in bringing Eastern ideas into mainstream Western thought. Investigate the three buildings arranged around a tranquil central pond, including the Contemplative Wing, dedicated solely to peaceful reflection. Its four open walls reveal the surrounding pond, while its hard lines and unembellished aspect inspire meditative introspection. Before you head to Kanazawa, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kanazawa travel itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Kanazawa has to offer, including D. T. Suzuki Museum.
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  • If one is fortunate to D. T. Suzuki, his writings and his life, the visit to the Museum is a culminating moment since everything could materialize to represent it, is accomplished on this site. An absolutely brilliant work of the Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi (known for his redesign of the MOMA in New York). It's a magical visit, which awakens all your senses! Invited to meditation, reflection to read his writings. A truly Zen experience. For those who are not aware of the Zen philosophy, it is an excellent start. For all the sensitive souls, a visit not to be missed.
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  • Very worthwhile even if you are not an architecture fan. A wonderful and very modern building in the Zen stiehl. The garden is worth a visit, you can visit free. The entrance to the Suzuki Museum is marginal...
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  • Suzuki of long-sought 「 could ask in the hotel. Rain and increasing wind, trees and plants than usual darker colored, very nice. Your words, really 染miwatarimasu in the mind. It is now also the weather is nice, you want to ask.
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  • This place is truly an experience, allow yourself plenty of time to ponder. This is something that should not be rushed. You choose how much you get out of this place.
  • Not a lot to see but well deserving of a visit, the architecture and atmosphere is superb and a general feeling of calmness is all around, take your time and really enjoy every aspect of the place, save some time to contemplate and read in the learning room and don't forget to walk around the garden paths around the main building.
  • Contrary to my expectations, the building is modern and well architected. A good place to relax and learn great master's works.
  • Not much in terms of objects, but very beautiful. Wheelchair accessible.
  • I feel so relaxed after visiting here.

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Where to stay in Kanazawa

The well-preserved castle town of Kanazawa has a good range of accommodations, with the most popular among them sitting in tall modern blocks overlooking the historical areas of town, or the more commercial parts. Look to the west of the castle grounds for some particularly well-positioned options, offering urban views, spas, pools, and restaurants. North-west from here, close to the main train station, you'll find a good selection of slightly simpler options in tall blocks, while the residential districts across the city house simple guesthouses and the odd hostel.
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